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26 Of The Best GAA Photos Of 2013

26 Of The Best GAA Photos Of 2013
By Mark Farrelly
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We've already brought you the ridiculous but what about the genuinely great GAA photos of the year gone by? Here are 26 of our favourites.
I couldn't resist throwing in Liam O'Neill with that hawk.


Uachtarán Chumann Lúthchleas Gael Liam Ó Néill is joined by Tom, the Harris Hawk, to announce Specsavers' sponsorship of the new Hawkeye point detection technology for both hurling and football at Croke Park.

A beautiful setting for a GAA pitch on Inisturk.

This comes from a match between Cushendall and St Johns in Co Antrim. The bend on that hurley was destined to end in disaster.


Image: John McIlwaine Photography

Castlebar Mitchels goalkeeper Ciaran Naughton during heavy rain. Mayo County Senior Club Football Championship Final, Castlebar Mitchels v Breaffy

The dejected Austin Stacks team, including midfielder Barry Shanahan, centre, stand under a rainbow during the cup presentation after the game.


Juliet Murphy, Cork, is congratulated by the team masseuse Eleanor Lucey as Monaghan's Cathriona McConnell lies dejected on the ground.

Padraic Collins, 13, and Colm Galvin, 8, Clare celebrate with team-mates at the end of the game. GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Final Replay.

Mayo's goalkeeper Robert Hennelly, left, Colm Boyle and Aidan O'Shea during the presentation of the Sam Maguire amid heavy smoke from after match fireworks


Clare manager Davy Fitzgerald celebrates after his side's victory.

Jonny Cooper, Dublin, consoles Mayo goalkeeper Robert Hennelly at the end of the game.



Dublin fans with a flag in honour of the late Kevin Heffernan on Hill 16 before the GAA Football All-Ireland Championship Finals, Croke Park, Dublin.

Croke Park groundsman Marcel Bentea cuts the pitch before the game.

Dublin's Kevin McManamon, right, shoots to score his side's second goal.

Peter Harte, Tyrone, and Tom Cunniffe, Mayo, clash shoulder to shoulder.

Conor McManus, Monaghan, is tackled by Sean Cavanagh, Tyrone, assisted by team-mate Colm Cavanagh.

Goalkeeper Gary Maguire jumps ahead of team mate Paul Schutte and Galway's Jonathon Glynn to win possession for Dublin.

Paul Galvin, Kerry, is challenged by Paudie Kissane, left, and Noel O'Leary, Cork

St Brigid's goalkeeper Shane Curran celebrates with Frankie Dolan following his side's victory.

Milford players Elaine O'Riordan, Orlaith O'Mahony, Ashling Thompson and Anna Geary celebrate at the final whistle.

Cyril Donnellan, Connacht, shoots to score a point. M. Donnelly GAA Hurling Interprovincial Championship.

Peter Crowley, Kerry, claims possession ahead of Cian Mackey, Cavan.

Longford Manager Glenn Ryan celebrates his side's first goal. GAA Football All Ireland Senior Championship, Round 1, Longford v Limerick

Shane Curran, St Brigid’s, celebrates after team-mate Frankie Dolan scored his side's second goal. AIB GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Club Championship, Semi-Final, St Brigid’s, Roscommon v Crossmaglen Rangers.

Antrim stick man Jack Webb, from the Naomh Gall GAA club, cools down before the start of the game. Ulster GAA Hurling Senior Championship Semi Final Replay, Derry v Down.

Rory Dunne, Cavan, receiving treatment for a broken nose from Dr. Philip Carolan

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